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The Rules adopted at the Amsterdam Conference of the Inter-
national MARITIME COMMITTEE, September, 1949, contrasted
with the York-Antwerp Rules, 1924

York-Antwerp Rules, 1950

York-Antwerp Rules, 1924

Bcle of Interpretation

In the adjustment of general
average the following lettered and
numbered Rules shall apply to the
exclusion of any Law and Practice
inconsistent therewith.

Except as provided by the
numbered Rules, general average
shall be adjusted according to the
lettered Rules.


There is a general average act
when, and only when, any extra-
ordinary sacrifice or expenditure is
intentionally and reasonably made
or incurred for the common safety
for the purpose of preserving from
peril the property involved in a
common maritime adventure*


General average sacrifices and ex-
penses shall be borne by the differ-
ent contributing interests on the
basis hereinafter provided.


Only such losses, damages or
expenses which are the direct
consequence of the general average
act shall be allowed as general

Loss or damage sustained by
the ship or cargo through delay,
whether on the voyage or subse-
quently^ such as demurrage, and
any indirect loss whatsoever, such
as loss of market, shall not be
admitted as general average.


Rights to contribution in general
average shall not be affected, though
the event which gave rise to the
sacrifice or expenditure may have

Rule A—Same

Rule B—Same


Only such damages, losses or ex-
penses which are the direct conse-
quence of the general average act
shall be allowed as general average.

Damage or loss sustained by the
ship or cargo through delay on the
voyage, and indirect loss from the
same cause, such as demurrage and
loss of market, shall not be admitted
as general average.

Rule D—Same